Canucks 2013-14 Season Preview: Defencemen

Cam Charron
October 01 2013 10:04AM

Our forward preview went up a little earlier Monday, as we struggle as bloggers to get a sense of what the team is doing, with who, and why. It will take about three or four games for us to really get a sense of the kind of systems and means of lineup deployment that the Vancouver Canucks are running with, but we can provide moderately educated guesses.

Below lies an exhaustive look at the defence and potential combinations, the top six being a holdover from the previous season, you wouldn't expect much to change, but then the Canucks went out and brought in the coach with the most radical defensive deployment in the National Hockey League.

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Brian Sutherby
September 30 2013 05:57PM

I have been thrust in charge of most things Streakcred because I’m the person around here that likes to win every useless thing in the world and I’m quite proud of it. With a mantle full of fishing titles and fantasy sports trophies I set out to dominate this year’s Streakcred. I’ve trained long and hard for this.

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This Week Straight Up: Sept 30 - Oct 6

Thomas Drance
September 30 2013 05:02PM and PlayNow Sports are proud to re-launch a partnership between our humble hockey blog and their fun, legal on-line sports book. Going forward this post will appear every Monday afternoon at So welcome to "This Week Straight Up."

Obviously we at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. So this is a natural fit for us. That said, make sure to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!

Read past the jump for special offers to readers from PlayNow Sports, and for a preview of the first week of 2013-14 regular season NHL hockey.

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Hunter Shinkaruk sent back to WHL

Cam Charron
September 30 2013 02:30PM

Alain Vigneault proves once again he just doesn't want kids on his roster.

Wait... Vigneault isn't here anymore?

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Canucks 2013-14 Season Preview: Forwards

Thomas Drance
September 30 2013 12:20PM

All images in this post courtesy wikimedia commons.

Meaningful(-ish) regular season hockey is almost here! The Canucks will open the 2013-14 NHL season on Thursday night in San Jose, so of course we're kicking off our detailed Canucks season preview. We're beginning today with a preview of Vancouver's centre group, and we'll roll through some predictable topics between now and Thursday (defense, goaltending, the new Pacific Division). 

Let's get to Vancouver's forward group on the other side of the jump.

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